The Heat Is Online

Moscow cold -- Dec. 1997

"Moscow Freeze hits 18 below," Boston Globe (AP) Dec. 16, 1997

MOSCOW -- Moscow is in the grip of its coldest December in 115 years. A deep freeze has killed one person and sent 200 to the hospital this week with frostbite and hypothermia. Temperatures in the Russian capital dropped to -18 degrees yesterday, the lowest for December since 1882, and were expected to go lower.